Forks Over Knives: Win The Cookbook!

When Super Size Me was released into theaters in 2004, the world saw how a fast-food diet was specifically linked to creating disease for the first time. Morgan Spurlock decided to eat nothing but food from McDonald’s for 30 days to document how it would affect his health.

In less than a month Morgan gained over 24 pounds, his cholesterol shot up 60 points, his blood pressure was high and his liver was so sick he was eating himself into non-alcoholic hepatitis.

The only mistake we made with that movie?

We didn’t show how changing Morgan from a fast-food diet to a plant-based diet actually cured his health problems. And it did – after 2 months on a whole, vegan diet, Morgan’s blood pressure, cholesterol, liver function and blood sugar levels all returned to normal, healthy levels.

Forks Over Knives, a new documentary and now cookbook, has taken the Standard American Diet to task by showing the health promoting effects of putting sick people on a plant-based diet.

Following Drs T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., Forks Over Knives documents several success stories of patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Where the movie shows you the why of eating a plant-based, or vegan, diet, the new “Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way To Health” cookbook, gives you the how.

The introduction, personalized “success stories,” and tips for transitioning to a plant-based diet are inspiring and valuable for any newbie or recent plant lover.

I’ve tried several of the recipes, and they all worked out well. The editors chose a wide variety of styles and flavors with recipes from many well-known vegan cookbook authors and chefs.

I personally liked the Easy Quesadillas that use a cheese-like paste made from chickpeas, nutritional yeast flakes and spices to create a savory, kid-foolin’ filling. The Raw Dream of Tomato soup is an amazing spin on gazpacho that uses ground sun dried tomatoes, chipotle powder and shelled hemp seeds for protein.

I also liked the new take on old favorites: oil-free sweet potato fries use a slightly different oven method and are great for those who need to lower their fat intake. Crispy, microwaved potato slices help a recent convert to the plant-based style of eating to enjoy family gatherings while avoiding the fried potato chips.

Other recipes I’m looking forward to trying include squash pudding, easy banana ice cream, polenta pizza, a gluten-free creamy golden gravy, creamy corn chowder, and a low-fat pea guacamole.

Some recipes are written for families of 2, 4 or 6, while several are written for yields of 10-30. If you’re not comfortable dividing recipes into half or even quarter yields, I recommend skipping those recipes until you get more comfortable in the kitchen.

Overall, the recipes are easy, delicious, and straightforward. Very few use exotic ingredients, and beginning home cooks will feel comfortable with the directions.

The new Forks Over Knives cookbook effectively answers the call for easy, delicious recipes that will help many Americans transition away from a diet of disease fueling foods.

Can’t wait to try out some of these recipes?

Enter below and you could win a copy from Alex & Delicious Vitality.com!

To learn more about my upcoming Delicious Detox & Reboot Tele-Course or to sign up for the September 13th start, go here: http://deliciousvitality.com/services/reboot/

Just Like my new page on Facebook and leave a comment between Tuesday August 2nd and Friday August 5th and you’ll be entered to win!

or

Leave a comment here on my blog about why you want to win this book between Tuesday August 2nd and Friday August 5th and you’ll be entered to win!


 

 

Comments

  1. Caitlin says:

    i want to win the forks over knives cookbook! i’m a vegan who loves healthy, nourishing foods.

  2. Johanna Woodbury says:

    This looks like another must-have!!!

  3. Andrea says:

    Sounds fabulous! I wish more people were open minded to curing what ails with food vs drugs :(

  4. Kathleen says:

    Really looking forward to this. I love spreading the news about healthier eating and planet saving lifestyles.

  5. Candy says:

    awesome movie – so eye opening. I was hoping there’d be more light shed on what they were eating exactly and here, the book has the answer. thanks!!!

  6. Shannon says:

    I need all the help I can get! This cookbk would be a great addition to my Detox Diet book:)

  7. linda lassman says:

    i am a vegetarian who eats way too much cheese. I really need to start exploring the vegan way of eating and living – mainly for health reasons – so would love to find my way back to good health with a copy of Forks over Knives.
    Thank you.
    Linda

  8. Renee says:

    I am a committed vegan (3 1/2 years and counting) but I would love to win this book to share with the wonderful people in my life who are quite skeptical about the delicious food one can have on a plant based diet. I use my cooking as one of my ways to positively promote this lifestyle and am constantly honing my skills (raw food too!). I found getting people in my life who are sick from eating SAD to taste the delicious food I eat is one of the most effective ways to open the way for change.

  9. Michelle W says:

    Wow–I have just switched to a vegan diet to cure myself, and would love to have this cookbook to make the conversion easier and more successful!

  10. Jill Norris says:

    I am transitioning from typical American diet to veganism. I am 53 and realize I just do not feel good! I need all the resources I can get. Thank you!

  11. Ann says:

    Read Engine 2 by Caldwell Esselstyn’s son, Rip and loved it. Recommended it to lots of folks at the library where I worked. Can’t wait to see this one.

  12. I really need help with living this way for kids. We are all hooked on dairy and find it addictive. Mom died of breast cancer and was diagnosed at 49 and I am 47. I am scared because dairy has a pull on me. Plus I hear conflicting information and am just plain confused. Please help!

  13. Anna says:

    Would very much like your forks and knives cookbook! I’d like to introduce a vegan way of life to the household without them knowing! I’ll just start making different dishes ;) It’s easier sometimes this way (than letting them know no meat will be consumed) :)

  14. Joyce H. says:

    Forks Over Knives – my kind of cookbook! Sure wish I would have had this resource before I was recently diagnosed with cancer. I am sure it would have been invaluable!

  15. Lora Sasiela says:

    My husband and I are moving to a vegetarian lifestyle and can use all the help we can get. The cookbook sounds amazing! Thanks for this opportunity Alexandra. :)

  16. Michelle says:

    I’d love to win this cookbook! I am currently looking for some new recipes and meal ideas for my family that are healthier and this would be perfect!

  17. Catlyn L says:

    This book sounds fantastic! Id love to win this book because Im already a vegan but am needing some new recipes and guidance on how to lose weight and keep it off! This book seems like it would be a great reference guide on getting healthier!

  18. kelly says:

    I am going to watch a showing of forks over knives in 2 weeks and CAN’T WAIT!! soooooo important to get this info out there. would LOVE a copy of the cookbook!!!

  19. Linda Yonan says:

    About 10 years ago I had my appendix rupture and was 8 hours from dying. My body was given so many drugs that it took me almost a year just to feel better. I slowly started reading more on natural treatments and have even changed my diet. I’m not a vegan but feel the cookbook and seeing the movie would open my eyes to the many options we have. I belong to a cooking club and our group is always looking at different healthly recipes to try. I loved the movie “Super Size Me” and haven’t had fast food in over 10 years.
    Just making this movie and giving us the information is a blessing!

  20. Toni says:

    I would love your cookbook. I am trying to promote veganism any way that I can without seeming over bearing or pushy. Best of luck to everyone~

  21. Emily Rems says:

    I loved the movie and think it’s great that there’s a cookbook now to go with it. Awesome!

  22. Sandra DeSmedt says:

    Food is medicine! I’d love to win a copy of this book! It sounds great!

  23. Melissa Page says:

    3 Gluten-free, lactose, and soy free members in my family. This cookbook will certainly add a boost to remove the meats from the table.

  24. Susan Helling says:

    Last week I went back to my “fast food” ways and I have the belly and indigestion to show for it! I need this book!

  25. Abigail says:

    I am always looking for new culinary inspirations and ways to expand my healthful menus and this book could be a great new addition to my kitchen.

  26. Sara says:

    I have been transitioning to vegetarianism over the last 6 months and love the way I feel when I eat right! I hate to cook so I would love some new ideas from this book! Thanks

  27. Deborah says:

    I am a cookbook-a-holic!

    But now that we’ve become vegans, so many of my “regular” cookbooks are not nearly as useful as they used to be. So I am slowly building up my collection of vegan volumes, and I am always looking to add high quality cookbooks. I would LOVE a copy of this one!!

  28. Susan says:

    Sounds delicious. Easy recipes that encourage a more plant-based diet – sign me up!

  29. Jamie Auerweck says:

    I missed the movie when it came through town…but I did get to see Rip (plants do a body good!) Anyway…I always eat vegetarian diet and most of the time vegan one…but Wavy Lays are vegan…and so are alot of other not so healthy items…I’m always lookin’ for more and better choices! Thanks for the offer and all the good info you share!

  30. Karen Bobrow says:

    I’m trying to get my whole family hooked on a plant-based diet… but without variety and flavor, they’re losing interest. I need this cookbook for ideas!!

  31. Happy says:

    In 2005 I became vegan the day I read the chapter on cancer in THE CHINA STUDY. Since then I’ve been steadily improving the nutritional power of my diet. I would love to have a copy of the FORKS OVER KNIVES companion cookbook.

  32. Julie Skrupa says:

    Hello! I would love to win this book. I just enrolled with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and start the program Sept 12. And I am 100 pages into reading Dr. Campbell’s book The China Study right now and it is fascinating. This book will be a wonderful resource in regards to “how”.

  33. Sherree says:

    I’m going toward a more vegetarian/vegan diet and this cookbook will give me more ideas.

  34. Melissa says:

    I liked your page on facebook! (Melissa Dion)

  35. Kimberly Matthews says:

    I have been struggling for with my diet for a few years now. I eat my fruits and veggies for a few days then I fall of the wagon and go get some fast food, candy, or chips. And once I get started I eat it until I am sick. I love Morgan’s movies and your video’s and newsletters. I wish you would have made that movie on his detox. I would have loved to see how he dealt with the cravings. I image the book will be a great motivator as well and would love to own a copy.

  36. Giulia says:

    I’ve read so much about this movie! Unfortunately it hasn’t been released here in Italy. I’d love to win a copy of the book to read all about the dramatic change that adopting a vegan lifestyle can bring to our lives.

  37. Dorothy says:

    Hello Alex,
    I am grateful that Supersize Me was made and that you wrote the Great American Detox Diet. I have made many of the recipes. Now I am grateful for the movie Forks Over Knives which I have seen and the book which I have not seen. I would love to have the book and try many of the recipes.
    Thank you.

  38. Allison says:

    Sounds Great! I would love to learn some new recipes to try out on my picky 4 year old!

  39. AG Sherman says:

    Well, I’ve already “liked” your facebook page, so it’s too late for that! I would love to win a copy of this book. Lately, in an unstable time of extra-high external stress factors, I’ve been slipping and find myself eating more negative foods. Frankly, I think a new book would help me get jazzed about getting back to the healthy path.

  40. Erin says:

    I’m losing weight (successfully) and I want to keep it off; thus, I need to rethink all my eating habits. This cookbook will be a HUGE help in keeping me on the right track!

  41. Mike says:

    My goal is to stop eating chicken.

  42. niveen el-saleh says:

    a new raw foodist , after a detox i had an inner calling to drop animal products ,yet working my way through fish and eggs but on my way to become vegan . my biggest struggle is food options and yummy recipies ..so i would love to win the cook book great doc :)

  43. DJ Rose says:

    I got my mom, step-dad, aunt, uncle and cousins on a vegan diet with the help of the Movie. We are all looking for more recipes to help make the transition easier.

  44. Dotty says:

    I am making a big attempt to be Vegetarian, and already feel better. Still having trouble giving up all meat—I would love to get Alexandra Jamieson’s cookbook – Forks over Knives- I still have yet to see this movie “Super Size Me”

  45. Lynn says:

    My husband has a serious autoimmune disorder that his doctors can’t cure, much less understand. I saw this movie when it came to our small community, and was very intrigued. Perhaps this cookbook could be the answer to my husband’s problems!

  46. Stephen says:

    I have lost over 70 pounds this year! I still have over 100 more to lose. I hope that you and the book “Forks Over Knives” can help!

  47. Iris says:

    I would love to win your book. I have always been busy on the go, but I am trying to eat healthier. It’s hard for me find healthy and tasty receipes.

  48. Marie Thress says:

    I would like to win the cookbook. I need new recipes that are healthy and delicious. I started being a vegetarian 4 mos. ago. Thank you

  49. Caroline says:

    Really curious to try this book and see how I can reverse the effects of some poor eating habits.

  50. Lisa says:

    This cookbook sounds great!

  51. Courtney says:

    I would love to win this book because I am a vegetarian who is trying to make the transition to veganism. I have the Detox Diet book and Cooking Vegan for Dummies and I think adding this book in my arsenal would help me with the transition too!

  52. Lauren says:

    I would love to win the cookbook and be able to try out all the awesome veg recipes!!!

  53. Katie D says:

    How wonderful to have a book to go with the Documentary. Go Alex!

  54. Dalores says:

    I would love to win this book! I need recipes that I can share with family and friends at church. I liked your page also!

  55. Joan says:

    I have cut all fast-food out of my life. I feel better in just getting rid of that. I do however eat meat and would like to know if just plant based diet is better for u and I want to know if I’ll feel the same , or better .

  56. Angela says:

    I have always tried to eat healthfully, would like to go plant based, but want to do it right.
    I have tried before, but was unsuccessful. I could use some guidance.

    Thank you!

  57. rachel says:

    I would love to win this cookbook! I went vegan 7 months ago and loved that movie! I would love to try their recipes!

  58. Meagan Leathers says:

    Can’t wait to see it!

  59. Beth says:

    I live a well-nourished, healthy life, and am engaged to a man who is struggling with poor diet and lifestyle habits. He’s a willing learner, however, and enjoys the healthy meals I prepare for us. Your book would be SO helpful in my quest for new recipe inspiration and to share with him regarding the positive changes he can look forward to!

  60. Marge Janiak says:

    My husband & I are eating many more vegetables and salads, but I still need help going all out to the vegan-style way of life. If I had a cookbook to teach me more vegan-styled recipes, perhaps the path to an all out vegan-styled meal would be more in our lifestyles. Thanks so much!

    Marge Janiak
    Nashville, TN

  61. Shawn says:

    Really enjoy your site! Thanks for all the great work you are doing to turn the dominant paradigm around. Yes! And hooray for your new cook book!
    Peace,
    Shawn

  62. Tammy Roth says:

    I want to win because I run a shelter for teens in crisis and we are teaching teens and families healthier ways to eat and live.

  63. connie says:

    Thinking positive about winning this great documentary. I am starting an all raw diet today. Have always been inerested in raw foods and there’s a great restuarant that I have found called “GO RAW” which is great. Thanks FOK…

  64. janice esposito says:

    i loved that movie and think everyone in America should watch it. I tell every one I can about how a plant based diet can really change the way they feel and look.

  65. Amanda says:

    I want to win the book because I’m always tired, and I have an iron deficiency that I don’t want to take pills for, and I really want to start cooking more!

  66. Ronda says:

    I would love to win the cookbook because I’m a lapsed vegan who wants to get back in the swing of things, thanks to reading the book. Because I bought the kindle version of the book, it’s not easy to access the recipes. I have been eating the total opposite of the FOK way and wondering why I’m so tired all the time. I exercise 6 days per week and consider myself healthy, but I want to be REALLY healthy, and save the environment and not be responsible for killing any animals for my nutritional needs. Thank you!

  67. Pat says:

    I would love this book. I’m on a constant journey to eat this way and I so need the support.

  68. Suzette Scarborough says:

    I would love to win the Forks over Knives cookbook. I am just trying to eat a more healthy diet and this cookbook would be one step closer to my goal. I am over weight and am trying a vegetarian diet to help with the weight loss.

  69. Mara says:

    I am always looking to add to my library of books on healthy living and eating. I am currently attending IIN and feel it’s important to stay on top of the latest books and info that is out there, not only for my sake but for the sake of my future clients. Would love a copy of this!

  70. Lori Whitby says:

    I have been trying to convince my family of the benefits of a plant based diet. I would love to give this book to my mom so she can learn to cook more healthy meals for her and my dad. I want them to live a long, long time and be able to enjoy a healthy retirement :-)

  71. Margy says:

    Hi Alex, I would love to win the cookbook for many reasons:
    ***The most important is that I have two daughters and would like to prepare the best healthy meals for them.
    ***I have always liked your message. I found out about you in Supersize me and loved the movie.
    ***I liked the love that you and your husband had in 30 days, it reminded me of my family.
    Thanks, Margy

  72. Mark Scheepers says:

    I recently decided to try veganism. Although I have noticed the benefits of it I have been struggling to come up with creative meal ideas on my own. The one book, amazing book The Kind Diet, on the subject has been very helpful. I’ve tried almost everything in it and feel I need to try new dishes.

    I would love a copy of this book because a few months ago my doctor told me that I’m technically obese and need to lose around 30 kilos. My physical came out good except for being on the borderline for gout. The doctor said that now is my chance to turn the numbers around because once I tip over and they need to start treating the obesity linked illnesses it will be ten times harder. Help me, help myself turn my life around.

  73. Denise says:

    I’d like to win this book to help my mom cook healthier recipes to manage her diabetes.

  74. I want to win the cookbook because I’m recently vegan, and I’m always looking for new recipes. I’ve also heard so much about Forks Over Knives, and would love to see what the cookbook is all about. :)

  75. I’d like to win this book to share with my clients!

  76. leslie elia says:

    Would LOVE to win anything by the Ripper (as we call Rip). Back in the 80′s when we were all triathlon geeks, my husband and I rode our bikes up to the highest point in Pa. with Rip. So cool to see how much the movie and books are changing the world.

  77. Grace says:

    I would LOVE to win a new cookbook! I’m always looking for new delicious, healthy vegetarian recipes!

  78. Victor Ho says:

    Bought The Great American Detox Diet and loved it. So naturally I want a copy of this book as well. :)

  79. Linda says:

    Another great addition to my kitchen! Can’t wait to try the new recipes:)

  80. brianna says:

    I would like to win this cookbook because I have been a vegetarian about 9 years and I haven’t been doing it right. My doctor told me i have the bone density of a 60 year old woman and i am only 24 :( I have broken my ankle twice from tripping. I need to learn how to make balanced meals and take care of myself before my malnutrition causes something serious.

  81. Stephanie King says:

    I took my omnivore husband to see this movie and we had some great discussions afterward. He is even more open to veggie based meals after viewing the evidence for himself.

  82. Raymond F says:

    I definitely wondered at the end of Super Size Me about the kind of diet that returned Morgan to health. And now that I’m over 50 with an elderly mother with diabetes and a father with cardiac issues (including a pacemaker), I’d love to get myself on the right track now before it’s too late, and hopefully change their ways as well. Thanks!

  83. Beverly says:

    I want to read some more of Dr. Esselstyn’s work.

  84. Dali says:

    I will love to win your book, and I will love to improved my health and help others to do the same, thank you for this opportunity!!!

  85. Elissa says:

    Have spent most of my summer researching how to eat locally and incorporate the healthiest foods possible into my families diet. I could use recipes that feed large crowds too! I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters and when my family and their significant others and my new nephew come over it’s a crowd :)

  86. Rachel says:

    I am SO excited to read this book!! I always wondered how you healed your husband (then boyfriend) using a plant-based diet to detox his body. It makes sense to me intuitively, but I can’t wait to read how and why this worked. Thanks Alex! :) ))

  87. Kerianne Taves says:

    Would love to win this cookbook! I love cooking vegan, it’s become a great ritual in my life.

    Thanks!

  88. Clare McNally says:

    Hi Alex, thanks again for this opportunity. I look forward to all your newsletters and updates to keep me nutritionally inspired each week. I haven’t heard of this movie in Australia but will be looking out for it now. All the best, Clare.

  89. Katie says:

    I would love to win this cook book – I just decided to go Vegan and am stuck on good food choices, this would REALLY help!

  90. Hello Alex.

    My name is Jerry and I started a job not to long ago with CutCo Cutlery/Vector Marketing and My job is to go show a presentation on Kitchen cutlery in a Person’s home. I absolutely love my Job and I have learned so much about knives and how to use them but I have very little experience in cooking healthy foods. My family has all been the greasy food kind of people but they have all died around 56yrs of age. I have so much more to live for then what can be accomplished in that short time. I love having People over at my house and playing host but most importantly I want myself to be healthy. I have a sprouts farmers market two minutes away from my house and I would really love to know how to make some great foods from the produce there and not always go for the greasy foods I know how to cook. Also being able to share great healthy recipes while I’m doing my presentation would be amazing. I have added you on facebook as well and hope to hear many more great tips from you as well.

    Sincerely,
    Jerry Lavender

  91. I am a Food for Life Cooking Instructor for The Cancer Project, and more importantly, I am a mother (of 4). Teaching others how to eat a plant-based diet is a huge part of my like. I am always looking for delicious recipes to inspire and motivate others!

  92. Brooke says:

    keep up the good work!

  93. Kelly says:

    On the first of this month I decided to transform my life, inside and out. Realized veganism was a lifestyle I wanted to be a part of but am running out of ideas on what to eat! A cookbook would be helpful :)

  94. Sandra says:

    One thing that’s always a mystery is what to make that’s healthy, quick & tastes good. Even more being able to do it long-term. I would like to learn new recipes that can be used every day without crazy ingredients and make it easy to want healthy food.

  95. Gerry says:

    I would love to win a cookbook. I am always looking for new choices to prepare for my family that are healthly.

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